Category / Food Adventures
The initial feel for our Folksy Garden Party: It had to be laid back. It had to be beautiful. It had to have character and texture. It had to be abundant and delicious - A table fully stocked with glorious cakes and flowers! A dear friend, Jenny Odell, opened up her home to us for the whole book shoot AND the Folksy Garden Party.
All my decisions for ingredients and methods are based on optimum FLAVOUR. My recipes are not the "quick fix, 3 ingredients, done in 5 minutes" kind. The methods are extensive, but the results are totally worth it! I strive for beautiful flavour and balance, not just a shot of sugar.
As any baker will know, baking bread is a whole different ballgame than baking cake! Over Christmas break last year, my husband and I stayed with some dear friends in Johannesburg – Nathan and Dominique Odell. They are BREAD bakers! The best kind too… the kind that prefers to focus on quality above all else. The kind that insists on amazing flavour. The kind that would rather be artisans than tycoons. Naturally, I completely identify with this approach!
For 3 years I have wanted to participate in this market, so it really was a dream come true! The selection process is quite thorough and intense with a few different rounds in order to sift out the best local artisan in each specific field. They exclusively want local, handmade quality, creativity and originality.
Hi! I’m Aurelia, a 28 year old, married woman living in Cape Town, South Africa. I studied architecture, but I've been a professional home baker for 4 years. I love my hubby, puns, baking, writing, singing in harmonies, my cat, butternut and doughnuts 🙂 CLICK HERE to read more of my story NEW post every second Thursday!